The restrictive non-smoking policy has its merits, however, as a smoker,
I cannot see why they would ban smoking from balconies of staterooms.
Presently, when I cruise, I select a balcony cabin so that I may have my cigarette and coffee and relax.
The only thing left will be for me to find another experience rather than
cruising to enjoy my vacations. I will miss it very much, but...
By the way, when are they going to ban and/or restrict the sale of liguor.
To my knowledge, no one has fallen overboard because of smoking...
they are usually drunk when they do this...
No smoke, no liquor sales of any kind...now that is equitable.